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  • Summary: An experiment at a secret research facility has gone catastrophically wrong. Daniel Lamb and Leo Kasper are the only surviving subjects. The Pickman Project will stop at nothing to hunt them down and stop the truth from getting out. Demented screams echo around the dank Dixmor asylum that has caged you for the last six years. You open your eyes. A white-coated body slumps to the floor through your shaking hands. A bloody syringe slips from your arm. Waves of confusion and paranoia crash over you. You have no idea who you are or how you got here. The door to your cell is open. One choice. One chance. They took your life. Time to take it back. [Rockstar Games] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. The gameplay isn't perfect and the gore might be a bit much for sensitive-stomached gamers, but the story, bite-sized chapters perfect for portable play, and the overall presentation makes this one of the year's best PSP offerings.
  2. Manhunt 2, rather hesitant in delivering its ulterior motif, is monstrously violent, extremely gory and smashingly bold when it comes to moral values. Suffered from procrastination along with other external factors, it manages to come to the spot and attract our attention, with much to yearn technically. Yet in terms of controversy, as the game intended when it started, success is the word. It is, so far, one of the most violent game in PSP lines.
  3. It won't win any awards and aside from the absolutely terrible and very unnecessary violent content, it probably won't go down in the history books. But like the first Manhunt title, Manhunt 2 can provide a pretty good time if you can see past the hype and gross-out factor.
  4. Manhunt 2, though not as original and challenging as its predecessor, is a worthy sequel but not necessarily a must-buy. It’s certainly worth renting, and rental period is sufficient enough to beat the game’s 8 to 9 hour campaign.
  5. The deep, twisting plot coupled with visuals that you thought you'd never see on a handheld refuse to let you go. However, when you've seen every single execution and discovered the mysteries of the plot (which should take around seven or eight hours), there isn't a lot of incentive to play through it again.
  6. It's hardly the pinnacle of stealth games - the enemies are dumb, and there's not much to do aside from sneaking and killing - but if you're in the mood for something creepy and horrific that'll leave you feeling a little dirty, Manhunt 2's still-shocking murders and eerie, is-it-real-or-am-I-just-insane storyline won't disappoint.
  7. In a way, the game does live up to the hype: they wanted to ban it for its gratuitous violence and I can see why. Funny how they didn't just get out and say that the game isn't worthy to be played; that would've made things much easier.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Jan 11, 2012
    "Manhunt 2 : a serial killer's outlet"

    Manhunt 2 for the Playstation Portable would be a great way for a true man hunter to play.
    Dating back
    to it's first game for the PC and PS2 "Manhunt".I has compelled myself and many others to let their inner deviant free.Yes,the game is compelling.In fact I think most people who have played this wonderful title will agree with me.As a 16 - 17 year gaming veteran,I love this game because of the gruesome,(if you get the uncensored version) kills.On an Easy to Hard scale,this game is relatively hard .
    As for the controls,they are simple and easy to remember.In the game of "Manhunt 2",you play as Dr.Daniel Lamb,finding out who you are and how you got where you are,and most of all,how you will escape and get revenge..... The game's sound quality is "top- notch" and will literally scare the crap out of you if you're alone playing this and wil make you way more aware of you surroundings.

  2. Nov 16, 2012
    Manhunt 2 is really trying to be a wild ride through a B-horrors movies and since it succeeds most of the time, fans of the genre will find a lot of references and the atmosphere of these movies. Solid graphics, gameplay and longetivity makes this game a full scale console experience on a go.
    One flaw here is however that the game is taking itself too seriously, but that cannot spoil
    the fun.
  3. Sep 27, 2013
    Psychological horror on the go.

    I've seen many console-to-portable ports that has gone wrong in many ways, but Rockstar has done the
    opposite, this is a solid port. You have the same environments and story that the console versions have and similar controls. The controls had to be optimized for the PSP with limited control space, but that has been executed very well. The graphics are very similar to it's PS2 counterpart and some of the best I've seen on the PSP. some levels have been dumbed down for the PSP's hardware, but it's not much of an irritation. Although a good port, it shares the same negatives that the console versions have. This game does not have too much replay value. You could replay the levels once you're done, but there is nothing to unlock, no Easter eggs, nothing of interest. You could try "Insane" mode, but it's nothing special. Overall, this is a great port of a great stealth game. You get the same experience you would get from the console version and you don't see that from portable ports too often. Expand
  4. Jan 7, 2013
    For some reason this feels copied to Resident Evil. This was like it got copied from the first Manhunt which is 10 times better as all the blurred out and terrible screams that sound sarcastic. Expand

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